Group to honor Safe School Ambassadors |

Group to honor Safe School Ambassadors

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

More than 400 students from 14 schools, stretching from Aspen to Rifle, will be honored at a luncheon Thursday at the Hotel Colorado.The Children’s Health Foundation, based in Aspen, is honoring area elementary, middle and high school students for their courageous service in the Safe School Ambassadors Program.The program is designed to empower students by teaching them skills to prevent and interrupt bullying, teasing, harassment and other forms of mistreatment in schools. Mary Beth Buescher, from Sen. Ken Salazar’s office, will present a letter from Salazar to each of the students being honored. Marie Munday, Latino-Anglo liaison at the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office in Aspen, is keynote speaker.According to the Children’s Health Foundation, 160,000 students stay home from school every day in America because they are afraid of how they might be treated by other students. The Safe School Ambassadors are standing up against bullying and speaking up for compassion and acceptance among their peers.The Safe Schools Ambassadors Program is designed by Community Matters and is funded by The Colorado Trust.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User